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project until we have completed seqa and got the other permits. . two ways to think about employment with respect to the america's cup. it will generate much money in economic activity. the planned timeline is 2013 for races. projections are that of $1.4 billion in economic activity will yield many new jobs regionally. that is an awful lot of jobs in the short amount of time. a lot of that as private sector activity. the city will not have a contractual or similar hook to try to control health local hire it fits into that purely private sector activity. there is a lot of activity planned on the port property either in the form of construction activity and
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through the new leases. the america's cup authority will be leasing 8 piers and two acres for hosting the event. we would be looking to the new lease agreements that will come to the board of supervisors as a means of meeting some of these first source requirements. the venue also includes a local hire plan. we will be working with oewd to figure out how to give more definition to the job opportunities for people. thank you. supervisor avalos: i know we will have a more involved during in the budget committee in a couple of weeks on the america's cup. thank you.
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anybody else from the city family? if not, and will open it up to public comments. julianno, sorry. state your name. >> julian gross, a resident or in your district, a supervisor. -- a in a resident of your district. i wanted to very quickly give a little national context. it is in my opinion the most thorough, sophisticated, strongest local-hire ordinance anywhere in the country, and that is a product of a lot of hard work.
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the country is littered with local-hire ordinances that are not complied with. i think the subject of this hearing, supervisor mirkarimi, is looking at other opportunities the city has to advance the goals that have had so much momentum or interest within the city and are so important in these economic times. governing construction, governing dollars, governing private projects that it has influence over. i hope that with the amount of effort that was put into the local-hire issue last fall, it is not suffering from fatigue. there is the public works ordinance. i know everyone is going to be working very hard and looking at how that works out, and it is a
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complex ordinance, but i feel about the policy advances that were made in that ordinance will be able to apply that where the city has control over construction much easier, much less contentious. is think we can build on the work that was done, and it is not as fatiguing, if you will. every month that we wait before looking at opportunities to maximize local hire, those are missed opportunities, mr. jobs, for local residents, so i thank you for having this hearing -- misseed jobs, for local residents. this is kind of a no-brainer. there are great advances made in the construction side, and there is a lot of opportunity for
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policy development, as well. [bell] construction and permanent jobs. when people think of local hire, they always think of construction jobs. supervisor mirkarimi: let me ask you, so you can make that last point, beyond the question of construction jobs. intrinsic, they are not permanent? >> yes, i think that is correct. there have been a lot of agreements that have been negotiated from the stakeholders around very large development projects, and these contain
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targeted job policies, a hiring policies, that cover a wide ranging opportunities. -- job policies, hiring policies, that cover a wide range of opportunities. these are similar to what was being described, but i think there is a wide range of types of employers and types of contractual arrangements with their opportunities to look beyond just construction jobs. i have also looked into the green jobs effort, and that is a very rapidly developing policy field. it is kind of expanding its construction. the last thing i wanted to make that comes into effect in all of
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these areas, there is a wide range of issues related to federal funding, state funding, relationships between some, like a redevelopment agency versus a city government, and i just wanted to urge u.s. policy makers to take the view that whenever the context is for it to a policy you want to advance, there is always a way. there is always a way to work koran or adapt the policy so you have flexibility to target jobs and provide opportunities for the residents in san francisco, so thanks for your interest. to work around or death the policy. supervisor -- to work around or adapt the policy. supervisor mirkarimi: 80. >> supervisor mirkarimi, apologize for being late -- thank you. >> supervisor mirkarimi, i
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apologize for being late. i am sorry i missed your statement. i am sure it was a good one. there is a couple of things. we were like a lot on the -- we rely a lot on the private sector for where our revenue comes from. wanting to implement the local hiring with a city subsidy, our office would like to see, and i strongly suggest, that the prevailing wage applied to this. i think it is very, very important. that raises the standard, because, obviously, we do have the training, and that is what it is all about. that is a very, very important. i wanted to make that point, and i think for that matter, straight across, it is the prevailing wage. like i said earlier, i think
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this can work, working together, and that is what it is all about. local 22. it is about one thing, putting people to work. that is what it is all about. let's get going. let's get moving. yeah, whatever it takes. supervisor mirkarimi: thank you. >> the bright light defense project. i want to thank you, supervisor mirkarimi, for calling this hearing, and as somebody who worked with supervisor avalos and others, a want to say i think you have correctly identified what is being called the mandatory aspect of this approach, which is measuring
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outcomes, not efforts, so i think it is important that we talk about the centralization legislation that supervisor mirkarimi has authored a few years ago to bring these in. it is appropriate to continue exactly what has been highlighted today, which is new opportunities. there are other types of non construction areas, which i think is important. one thing to note, falling on the heels of mr. flores, out to contractors comply with the new law -- following on the heels.
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it is to work with your local trade unions. your local unions are the best partner that contractors can have to get workers to work. there is a rate of recidivism, and i think this is very important, what supervisor mirkarimi is trying to do. we can protect workers on these non construction, anything construction, whether it is arguably a city subsidy, let's make sure we are doing that. and there is one thing i wanted
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to point at. to point out. this is going to put you on the spot, -- i wanted to point out. this is going to put you on the spot, brad, maybe we can get a clarification on that, but i knew there is going to be more legislation. there is momentum coming out of this hearing. let's go. let's expand upon this and go to the next level. supervisor cohen: this is just a point of clarification to go on record for the hearing. you talked about outcomes-based analysis, what are you going to use of the first year, second year, third year whether a local hire is meeting its mark? >> i think it will begin to look for the leadership of
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supervisors like you, supervisor cohen, for what those metrics are going to be. supervisor cohen: is it there already? >> has already been written proof i look forward to finding out. -- has it already been written? i look forward to finding out. supervisor cohen: how to determine if we have been successful for the construction jobs? what is the metric? >> when we put people to work, i think that is the key. supervisor cohen: you talked about recidivism, keeping them employed, how many people get a job -- >> we want to create jobs. we want to create korea years, and that is, i think, what people are so excited about -- we want to create careers.
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putting our communities back to work is what we are all excited about. thank you. supervisor mirkarimi: anybody who would like to speak, just, after the others. >> walter. ♪ saving nickels, daving dimes looking for some good hiring time blue bayou they are coming back to the city one day, come what may, to blue bayou where the folks are fine, and eight earned the working time -- and they earn the working dime and the fishing boats, with the
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america's cup sails afloat and how happy the work force will be ♪ supervisor mirkarimi: thank you. next speaker, please. >> a hard act to follow. i just wanted to say -- well, my name is -- i know this is a contentious topic, but i am a construction worker. i support it 100%. i think this is a very sustainable conversation. i think supervisor mirkarimi for expanding the conversation -- i thank supervisor mirkarimi. giving san franciscans an opportunity to work, and so, i am just hoping that although there is contention, and people
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are, you know, fighting to have a job at this point, i hope that these conversations continue so that an electrician let myself can get back to work very soon, and my other brothers and sisters who are san francisco residents can have an opportunity to build up the port and all of these other projects that are going on, so i just wanted to thank you for that. supervisor mirkarimi: any other public comment? this is the time. madam chair, i think public comment is closed. supervisor cohen: ok, public comment is closed. a move to adjourn. supervisor mirkarimi: i think he would move to file that. that is how to conclude this particular hearing, and and
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thank you, colleagues, and thank you very much.
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>> welcome to a special meeting of the san francisco local agency formation commission. my name is david campos, i am the chair of the commissions. commissioners mirkarimi and avalos are en route. i want to thank members of the sfgtv staff that are covering this meeting. do we have any announcements? think you. can you call item number two? >> approval of the minutes of
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the regular lafco meeting. >> we have the minutes of the january 28 meeting. are there any changes? any member of the public that would like to speak on item number two? can we get a motion on item number two? we can take that without objection. can you please call item no. 3? >> report on the status of community choice aggregation. supervisor campos: thank you. how to first report on this item as mr. campbell from the public utilities commission. >> my name is mike campbell, i am director of the clean power
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sf program. i will give a quick update on the programs and the next steps. i outlined our approach moving forward and the success that we had as the starting point for our negotiations and getting a power supply contract. i am really excited that we are starting to move forward here. we can give san franciscans and ability to choose a supplier. we have begun preliminary discussions, and shell is the supplier. in additio. in addition, we are starting
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negotiations with energy solutions, the back-office support. there is data communication between us in terms of kilowatt hours. those conversations are underway. on a parallel track, we're starting to figure out how to roll hall for the procurement of development of a new generation services. and having that dovetail well with the special supplier. for the development of resources, we will look to the existing city policy in determining the preference for various types of resources with a clear preference. we will be sure that they
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stipulate that for in-city renewables. as i mentioned, we will try to make sure the resources as we fold them into the program lineup with the overall energy mix. this commission has been interested in some solar projects. there were presentations on petro-solar. we have had some technical discussions with folks on the street by its division -- streetlights division to talk about some of the technical features and think about the way to best set up a pilot study of their technology.
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so that technical teams are looking at that in conjunction n.ywith petro-solar. lastly, i wanted to give a quick update on some of the regulatory activities we have been undertaking. setting the bond amount that we would have to post. we have been filing comments on that as well as comments about the exit fee. it is sometimes called a cost responsibility surcharge. it is a power charge. in the case of the exit fee, even the utility's are sort of forced into of knowledge in the current way that that structure has too much in favor. it is favorable for the overall prices.
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importantly, the last thing the is that there is a new legislation introduced by leno that is legislation that we worked on with his office hit her in edition with other interested cca's. i wanted to make sure that my colleagues from lafco were part of that discussion. it was designed to clarify, really trying to undo some of the unfair advantages. a few highlights of the legislation include the code of
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conduct and better enforcement of procedures for utilities. and bringing violations to the cpuc. it may not be terminated without a fair public hearing. as you recall, there was a discussion about the reentry limitations. if a customer switches out of that, who have to stay out of the program for three years. it would allow them to come back after six months. it further of firms and clarifies that it would be at their discretion to a knowledge those types of resources for serving those customers. that is my general update. supervisor campos: we have been
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joined by commissioner avalos. commissioner schmeltzer: i wanted to go back to the meeting that you had with petro- solar. can you tell us more about what happened at the meeting and what their presentation in jail? -- entailed? >> some of the engineers and managers put infrastructure in the field. those are managers from the street lights division. and on their side, one of the engineers was able to answer some of the technical questions.
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it was related to ways and devices that would communicate with one another, what those protocols were getting a truck and putting them on a pole. insuring that some of our poll es would be capable of holding the way. -- weight. some important meetininformatios at that meeting. commissioner schmeltzer: you think there will be some sort of follow up? you will be continuing to potentially talk to them?
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>> we continue to talk to them to identify the right place to put in a few test units as well as what protocol you might have them place -- in place. commissioner schmeltzer: i am glad to hear that there was a meeting and that it was productive. we don't know anything about the company except what we have heard in this chamber. but we can use the existing real estate that we have and the existing infrastructure to support more renewable energy seems like a good opportunity that is worth investigating. supervisor campos: any other questions? i had one follow-up, if i may. i see that there is a letter to the lafco commissioners.
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with respect to a local renewable build-out which is what was provided in the original ordinance. can you speak to how that is going, when the time line involved is, and what, if any involvement we can have to make sure that it is progressing. >> that was part of the rfp for the build-up i was mentioning. we are working to ensure that we we are working to ensure that we have an rfp ready to go with the